Town of Caledon, ON
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Very clique-ish workplace

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Probably a great place to work if you fit in immediately. However, if you are not on board with your specific departments culture right away, it can be very hard to advance. It is a very political environment, with some councilors and staff treated very differently than others based on community viewpoints. Management can be inconsistent with requests and quick to anger. Change is resisted quite a bit at higher levels.
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Terrible

Don't waste your time. There is so much red tape, nothing ever gets done...management will throw you under the bus in a heart beat to make themselves look better when it counts.Work/life balance is non existent especially if you work from home. There is no morale and no culture.
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Management Requires More Oversight and Accountability

It is heartbreaking to see what the Town of Caledon has become. If I could describe the Town of Caledon it would be like this: Imagine a place filled with people who all parade around their massive egos to compensate for their inferiority complexes.If you are not apart of the Management team and are just some lowly worker, good luck. Workers at the Town of Caledon are limited in their own ability to make decisions, take the initiative, or have the ability of free thought or expression whatsoever. Workers, you could have upwards of 5 supervisors alone, some you will never once encounter or never have known you even had that many supervisors.You could present an idea to your first supervisor; get the go-ahead and you would think their approval is enough. Then, you come into work the next day and be told by your next supervisor that the idea you came up with is unacceptable. You will not be given a reason why, but you will be presented with the excuse that you did not go through the proper “Chain of Command.” You will be thinking to yourself, “Why do I have all these supervisors if they can all be undermined by the one above them?” Trust me you are not the only one. The truth is, since the idea was not first thought of by your supervisor, that whole inferiority complex will kick in. And the only way that a supervisor can make themselves feel better is by belittling workers.The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the realization that many people apart of the Town of Caledon’s Management team are incompetent, overpaid and expendable. From the very start of the pandemic, there was - 

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Positive co-worker relationships, fulfilling work

Cons

Management creates a stressful work environment
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Workers and management

Worst place to work after 13 years as a loyal employee I was tossed to the curb because I refused to play the clique game. Head management is totally useless they do not know what there workers are doing all time. Full time workers are extremely lazy they expect the contract workers to do all the work

Pros

Free coffee

Cons

Clique environment, no benefits for seasonal staff
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Amazing People and Great Community

Absolutely loved working here. Everyone at the arena as well as town buildings were all welcoming and caring for each other. The people are warm as well as the community is full of friendly people.

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Free Coffee, Tea, Fries
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full time employees work ethic is horrible!

There is no drive with both management as well as full time employees. They are only there for a pay cheque and take no pride in their jobs. For a tax payer to see this first hand is a disgrace and I know my taxes are wasted in the town of Caledon and it is a shame.
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Productive and very fun workplace

part time maintenance staff is incredibly underpaid for a job that is merely identical to that of a full time worker. the only difference is additional training and some jobs that part timers can't complete. apart from that m experiences at the town have been nothing but positive
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Fast pace and rewarding atmosphere

Working for The Town of Caledon provides you with an opportunity to expand your work experiences in a rapidly growing community. Interacting with the various departments will strengthen your understanding of the many functions required to serve the Community. There are committees that offers up challenging and fun ways to get involved.

Pros

opportunity for advancement, learn new skills, enjoy the surrounding countryside and multi-use trails

Cons

occasional extended hours
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fun but not always professional

Allowed for an amazing opportunity to work with various age groups, but the employees are not always the most professional. This workplace allows for a good environment for the patrons, however it is not always great for the employee as it is more of a lax environment rather than a business environment.
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Wonderful place to work

Love my position as a crossing guard, you get to know lots of people and be a driving force in the community. The kids are great t all cross walks and couldnt ask for a more rewarding career.

Pros

Great pay

Cons

No benefits
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Fun workplace with nice employees, quiet

Great! Good environment with nice employees and clean place. Very quiet. It can get cold sometimes but the place is nice. Never have to guard alone either.
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Fun highschool job

A great place for a high school job! Most positions pay above minimum wage, they're very accommodating of school schedules, and everyone has a lot of fun! Highly recommend

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Flexible hours
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Great interacting with children and parents

Helping people to safely cross the roads during busy times; all children and parents are pleasant Working close to home is great; having a sense of community with the people I see everyday

Pros

Safely crossing people - safety first!

Cons

3 shifts/day - very chopped up day
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Municipal so great hours

7 hour days for the most part, lots of room for picking up more skills. Parking right up near the building and in the middle of no-where so no traffic for the most part. Has cafeteria on site.

Pros

Short work weeks

Cons

In the middle of nowhere so no lunch errands
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Potential Applicants Beware!!!

The Town while presenting a inclusive and forward thinking environment is as unprofessional as you could possibly imagine. staff are not respected. The turn over of experienced competent staff is astonishing. In this non union environment management takes full advantage of walking out staff of all experience levels with little to no cause. Every Friday a weekly staffing report is published outlining incoming and outgoing staff. All staff are constantly on edge because you could be next!!!. Job security does not exist here only flavour of the month. this municipality seems to be more of a stepping stone because when people come in and truly discover the poisonous culture the begin to look for their next employer. how this municipality hopes to attract high level staff and retain them with a less than stellar reputation is beyond me. I have personally observed the repeated harassment of employees by managment as they operate in a consequence free environment without union protection.

Pros

Free Coffee

Cons

No Training, Inexperienced Management, No Job Security, No representation for non union Staff.
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Decent hours, decent pay

Management constantly changing... hard to get any major projects in the works or completed. Good pay, good hours, a lot of freedom. Staff appreciation events only held in main office - staff working in other facilities excluded
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Fantastic work environment

Great team , Extremely knowledgeably staff and everyone is always willing o help. I would go back in a heart beat but it was simply a school occupation and nothing more
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town of caledon

• Organize and lead children’s evening recreational drama classes and full day variety camps • Utilize inclusive high energy tactics and activities to develop confidence and creativity in children • Enforce rules and follow regulations to maintain order and ensure safety

Pros

good hours

Cons

not always the same camp
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Good high school job

Fun atmosphere open staff everyone is willing to help each other where they can. great job to make new people while still working.
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Excelent learning experiance

Learned how to deal with clients and also working independently and with coworkers. Had the responsibilities of closing the facility.
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Fun workplace with children

A typical day would start in the morning (either 7:30-4, 8-5 or 9-6 shifts) Arrive early to set up various puzzle activities, quiet games in the morning. When all the children would arrive we would do morning circle, the sometimes split off into groups (by age) and do various activities outside and inside.(a sport, then a craft)Played lots of different games and activities during the day, went swimming on Wednesdays and field trips on Thursdays.I learned to organize structural games, supervise children, and make boring activities fun!Co-workers were all very helpful and friendly for the most part.The hardest part of the job was the long hours, especially the 9-6 shift. Being on your feet for 9 hours, running and swimming with kids is very tiring.The most enjoyable part was having fun and playing games with the children.

Pros

working with children, field trips

Cons

long hours, on feet all day
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